Apple (Malus domestica) MdERF2 negatively affects ethylene biosynthesis during fruit ripening by suppressing MdACS1 transcription.

@article{Li2016AppleD,
  title={Apple (Malus domestica) MdERF2 negatively affects ethylene biosynthesis during fruit ripening by suppressing MdACS1 transcription.},
  author={Tong Li and Zhongyu Jiang and Lichao Zhang and Dongmei Tan and Y. P. Wei and Hui Yuan and Tianlai Li and Aide Wang},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={
          735-748
        }
}
Ripening in climacteric fruit requires the gaseous phytohormone ethylene. Although ethylene signaling has been well studied, knowledge of the transcriptional regulation of ethylene biosynthesis is still limited. Here we show that an apple (Malus domestica) ethylene response factor, MdERF2, negatively affects ethylene biosynthesis and fruit ripening by suppressing the transcription of MdACS1, a gene that is critical for biosynthesis of ripening-related ethylene. Expression of MdERF2 was… CONTINUE READING